“The Best Shopping Experience for 2014″

The Marquette Downtown Development Authority is pleased to announce that Downtown Marquette has been named “The Best Shopping Experience for 2014″ in Lake Superior Magazine’s Best of the Lake Awards. Read More...

“The Best Shopping Experience for 2014″

Welcome Back, NMU!

Northern Michigan University students, faculty and staff gear up for another year. Fall semester classes begin Monday, August 25. Read More...

Welcome Back, NMU!

Double Up Food Bucks Accepted at Farmers Market

SNAP recipients can now get Double Up Food Bucks at the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market Read More...

Double Up Food Bucks Accepted at Farmers Market

U.P. Craft Beer Week

Celebrate Michigan's Brewing Culture September 1 through September 6 with Downtown Marquette's three craft brew pubs. Read More...

U.P. Craft Beer Week

Halloween Spectacle Volunteer Opportunities Available

Halloween Spectacle 2012

The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is proud to announce the third annual Halloween Spectacle, scheduled for Saturday, October 25, 2014. The City of Marquette and the Downtown Development Authority
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U.P. Craft Beer Week to Celebrate Michigan’s Brewing Culture

A Pint Above, Inc. is pleased to announce the third annual U.P. Craft Beer Week. This celebration of Michigan craft beer will take place on September 1 through September 6,
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Parking Lot Snow Plow & Removal Service Invitation to Bid

The Marquette Downtown Development Authority will receive sealed bids for parking lot snow plowing and removal services. Bids will be received and publicly opened at the following place, and until the following
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Downtown Marquette Quest for Hidden Treasure Continues

Downtown Marquette’s Quest for Hidden Treasure has been extended through the end of September, and hunters are out in full force seeking the coveted treasure of gift certificates from Downtown District
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Upcoming Events
11th Annual Marquette Area Blues Festival @ Ellwood Mattson Lower Harbor Park
Aug 29 – Sep 1 all-day

The festival features the best in live blues as well as great food, free workshops, merchandise vendors and more.

Marquette Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K & Kids Fun Run
Aug 30 – Aug 31 all-day

The Marquette Marathon is an official Boston Marathon qualifier. The course is relatively flat and extremely scenic, taking you past some of Marquette’s most notable locations, including Marquette’s Downtown District.

U.P. Craft Beer Week
Aug 31 – Sep 7 all-day

Celebrate the Upper Peninsula’s finest craft beer.

Places to Stay

When you finally lay your head down for the night, you'll slumber in total comfort and style. From historic hotels and comfortable Inn’s Marquette knows how to make you feel at home.

Food & Drink

Indulge in authentic flavors that'll make your mouth water and send your taste buds soaring. Marquette is known for its food and locally brewed ales that you can't get anywhere else.


Whether you're looking for live music or a family day at the park, there's always a way to have fun in Marquette. Enjoy a bike ride along Lake Superior, discover hands-on kids' museums, or see what's playing at the local theater. With so much to see and do, you might just have to stay a little longer.


Year-round outdoor activities are sure to satisfy everyone - from leisure lovers to sports enthusiasts, and everyone in between. Explore our historic streets and shorelines. There is always a way to enjoy the four seasons in Marquette.


Browse boutiques for clothes, shoes, handbags and more. Peruse chic home furnishing stores and antique shops. Or pick up some unforgettable souvenirs at one of the many gift shops in Downtown Marquette for friends and family

History & Culture

From museums and historic tours to art galleries and theater performances, you can fill your days with plenty of one-of-a-kind experiences for all ages. Walk through our streets and see what inspires you, or head straight for the places on your personal must-see list.

Downtown Marquette is Lake Superior's gateway to the rustic splendor of Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula. Historic brownstone buildings, trees, benches and street lamps line Washington and Front Streets providing a picturesque setting anytime of year.

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